Jul 25, 2013 8:00am PDT
. >>> today's producer pick could be a tv ad for a self-defense class, a thief messes with the wrong woman. a thief in russia thought he picked an easy target when he tried to grab a woman's cell phone. wait until you see how she fought back. she fought back leaving him flopping on the floor and then she walked away with her phone and all of her stuff. you can check out more by heading to thomas roberts facebook page. crime does not pay. >>> breaking news unfolding in new jersey. a small united express flight just made an emergency landing at newark international airport in new jersey due to smoke somewhere in the plane. there's currently a groundstop at the airport. it's not clear at this point how many people are on board. we'll bring you updates as we get them. turning to florida now the not guilty verdict in the george zimmerman trial is putting a new spotlight on the case of a woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot into the air. for more than one year marisa alexander has been sitting in prison after a jury found her guilty of aggravated assault. she used the
Jul 30, 2013 8:00am PDT
to that part and could face up to 20 years in prison for that. in terms of aiding the enemy, the defense argues that bradley manning, of course, was a whistle-blower, according to the defense, that he was trying to reveal abuses and crimes actually committed by the u.s. military in the wars in both iraq and afghanistan. legal experts say the prosecution may have a hard time proving aiding the enemy in this case because you have to prove intent and although some of these documents ended up in the hands of former al qaeda leader osama bin laden no evidence whatsoever, none presented during the trial, that bradley manning knew that those documents would end up in his hands. in fact, one legal expert, military legal expert told us the only case he remembers was back in the civil war where a union soldier was charged with aiding the enemy when he leaked the position of union troops to a newspaper in alexandria, virginia. >>> all workers have been accounted for after explosions rocked a propane plant in florida overnight. eight people taken to the hospital and no word on what ignited the explosions.
Jul 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
the prosecution failed and the defense succeeded? >> i've said many times the prosecution bungled this case and failed to connect the jury instructions the law she is talking about with the evidence. in my opinion, the evidence was there. but the prosecution essentially asked questions in closing argument having a arguing reasonable doubt like the defense. of course this woman and probably many other jurors as well who is so conflicted and knows in her heart that something is wrong here that an injustice was done but that she was sworn to follow the law as it was given her. they were given 27 pages of confusing jury instructions. they had a prosecutor who didn't connect the dots and didn't give them the evidence to connect it to the jury instructions the way prosecutors do in every other murder case in america every day so this is how it came out. now not only is the martin family, of course, devastated, we heard that on yet another very gracious statement from sybrina fulton, but now the jurors are left feeling guilty and feeling terrible about the outcome of this case. >> now, goldie, thi
Jul 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
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Jul 31, 2013 8:00am PDT
they will issue saying this is the damage that was done when these leaks came out. his defense is going to try to say, no, the damage was not that severe he should get on the lighter end of the sentencing. >> when we think about the advocacy group they are calling this verdict a chilling warning to whistle blowers against whom the obama administration is waging an offensive. do you think he has been properly labeled a whistle-blower or more of a traitor? >> it's a tricky and subjective question. i think that a large amount of the frustration that people have with the way that manning was treated there seems to be a double standard in what the administration thinks is an acceptable leaks. leaks come outlet time but the administration has been one of the most severe if not the most severe in how it responds to leaks it doesn't want to have come out. whether or not he is a whistle bl blower is a subjective qualification. the way the government respond to do what he is what most people are concerned about. >> a grand jury is still investigating wikileaks right now and remaining at a distance of wh
Jul 24, 2013 8:00am PDT
? >> i think congressman king wants to be a shock jock. they are defensive and tone davdeaf on so many levels. regardless of what people think most agree children brought here by their parents through no fault of their own are young children who deserve a chance and it's proven in polls that most americans think like that. the spotlight is on republicans right now the immigration reform so this could not come at a worse time. >> a new poll nbc news/"wall street journal" poll just out and they asked what people think when they hear republicans say that immigration reform must wait until the border is secure. this was a specific question. 36% say border security is a legitimate concern. 60% say it's an excuse to block reform. what is the truth here? how secure are our borders? >> i think americans have been listening, because it's been reported and proven that the last few years deportations have gone up significantly and immigration is what they call net zero for mexico. virtually no immigration coming. americans are right in the sense at this point, we have been incredibly successful w
Jul 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
kerry, defense secretary chuck hagel, were in contact with top officials in egypt. and really issued statements of concern. the secretary of state calling on leaders in egypt to bring that country back from the brink, calling on egyptians to hold free and fair elections as soon as possible. and, of course, richard, there is this issue of u.s. aid to egypt. 1.5 billion dollars that the united states gives to egypt every year. the obama administration has not yet said it would withdraw that aid but can i tell you that there are a lot of lawmakers who are calling on them to do. at this point in time, the administration is dangling that aid over the head of egypt, hoping they will in the words of the secretary of state, come back from the brink. >> kristen welker, thank you so much. >>> we will be monitoring that news conference with secretary kerry and bring you any news that comes out of it once it gets started. we will be listening for you. >>> two coasts and three scandal plagued politicians and growing course for each to exit the political limelight. on the west coast building press